Hello Vista Grove friends!
After a busy legislative session, we are moving forward. We have an active bill in the Georgia House of Representatives that is ready to move through to passage when the 2020 legislative session starts. This has only been possible through your energy, ideas, and support these past few months — and today, thanks to your efforts, the Vista Grove community is more energized, engaged, and visible than ever.
But we still have work to do, and need your help! We have exciting initiatives planned throughout 2019 and leading into 2020 to move area infrastructure improvement forward, strengthen our area’s collaboration with DeKalb County, and show our local legislators how much we need change in our community.
We need you to continue to share the Vista Grove vision in positive conversations with neighbors. When 2020 rolls around, we do not want anyone in the community to have missed the message that our community is ready to have a voice and a place at the table.
In this regard, we should mention that Northlake Mall ownership’s decision to move their commercial property into Tucker — while it does not change the ultimate viability of Vista Grove as an economically strong potential city — points up the urgency of acting. Not only our residents, but our businesses, benefit from having a voice and having a more focused local government proactively working for them.
Right now, we have a window of opportunity: we can act ourselves, shaping our own future, or be acted upon, through inevitable additional annexations in the coming months and years until the Visa Grove area is carved up into multiple jurisdictions.
So please stay involved and stay tuned. We will be sending out dates for upcoming community action meetings: Please put these on your calendar and attend. We want your input on how to continue 2019 as a year of action, and to share our vision and initiatives. We look forward to an active and positive discussion, as a community, about the ways we move forward together and the ways YOU can get involved.
Vista Grove Team
P.S. Your yard signs are an important way to show your continuing support for positive change in Vista Grove, so please keep them up! If you would like a sign, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you one. Please also consider taking just a moment to donate to help fund Vista Grove Initiative’s efforts.